Well, that was awful. My heart goes out to the families affected by Hurricane Harvey and while my family was extremely fortunate, I can’t really comprehend, and really don’t know what to say to help. I can volunteer and donate, but that won’t take away pain from the people who lost everything.
As a teacher whose first year was during Hurricane Ike in League City, I remember that making the year as normal as possible was important for both students and faculty. This is our schedule through Sept. 15 with a few notes: first, if you have any needs (lost/damaged textbook, supplies, etc.), please let me know as soon as possible. Second, please let me know if you need advice on how to manage the class workload in addition to your other (more important) priorities with your families. Third, if your living condition has changed since before the storm, please let me know privately if you feel the need to.
Though this is a difficult time, it is best to return to some sort of normalcy as soon as we can. With that said, I will do my best to remember that some of you may have gone through a lot. Remember though that when we take the AP Exam in May that you’ve now been through something 10,000x tougher than what the College Board throws at you.
First Day Handouts
Welcome to AP World History! Throughout the year, you will take the most challenging History course you've ever encountered - and will hopefully not only learn a lot but have some fun along the way. There is a time commitment and there will be expectations you will have to follow to do well in this course - and all of it is outlined in the first-day pack you will receive on Day 1. If you misplace these materials, they will be linked here as well as the "Important Docs" portion of the front page:
Resources for AP World History
I heavily encourage you to join Remind. I don't need to go through a spiel on what it is, but you can use the information below to sign up:
Weekly Calendar and AP Bootcamp
Each week (usually on Sunday night) I will post a weekly calendar on this blog. This will be the calendar we will use, but keep in mind that class announcements will override anything written here, so be sure to pay attention or ask a friend if you're absent.
For the next four weeks, we will be following this general schedule to become acquainted with the course and to help us be successful throughout the year as we practice AP skills.